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Dec 4, 2012 9:30pm PST
in the city. we new he had to make sure that our students that are growing up in the city are able to access those jobs because they're graduating college-ready. i want to be clear when we talk about a through g i hear the debate not all kids have to go to college and i agree but all of our kids have to graduate ready for college because you graduate ready for college you're able to access living wage jobs and if you don't have math and science classes that are required a through g you're not going to be able to go into apprenticeship for building and trade programs. so this is an important policy for the city. unfortunately with our first two classes the level of cuts that they've been experienced has not allowed our school district to fully support the program that is needed to do that. i think, also, with our city passing really the highest budget that we have seen in our city's history i think it's more important than ever that we really step our support for your families and our kids. that being said i think that there are a lot of conversations in kind of moving targets as we're findin
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
>> [gavel] >> good afternoon. welcome to the board of supervisors meeting for the city and county of san francisco home of the national league champions san francisco giants. it is tuesday october 23, 2012. madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> supervisor avalos. present. >> supervisor. >> go giants. supervisor cohen. cohen present. supervisor elsbernd. present. supervisor farrell. present. supervisor kim. present. supervisor mar. present. supervisor olague. present. supervisor wiener. present. and mr. president supervisor chiu is not in the chamber. >> thank you. given that supervisor chu just got married we will excuse her this week and will be excused and will you please join me in the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues we have board minutes from the meetings. could i have a motion on approve those minutes? moved and seconded. without objection that will be approved. madam clerk do we have any communications? >> there are no commu
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Dec 5, 2012 12:30pm PST
) to clarify that non-city governmental entities operating parking stations are exempt from the revenue control equipment requirements; and amending the san francisco police code article 17 (miscellaneous license regulations) to clarify that government entities operating parking garages or parking lots are exempt from the permitting requirements applicable to other commercial parking garage and valet operations. >> thank you very much. i believe we have a representative from supervisor campos' office here. >> good morning, supervisors. [speaker not understood] on behalf of supervisor david campos. the legislation before you amends the city's parking enforcement laws under the business and tax code. it reduces the bonding requirement for operators that have a strong record of tax compliance and simplifies the bonding categories. additionally, the legislation includes other clarifications and administrative changes that ms. florence mar who manages the business tax section of the treasurer and tax collector's office will present on. supervisor campos introduced this legislation after hearing from
SFGTV
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
coordination program, it was intended to, one, coordinate with city agencies, community based organizations, and developers to provide an analysis of soma housing stock, plan development and potential displacement, and two, to facilitate and provide leadership development and education to low-income residents regarding housing and development issues. most staff and the cac reviewed the proposals and is recommending $100,000 to fund the agency neighborhood design proposal to provide analysis and communication and leadership development services and $60,000 to partially fund the veterans equity center proposal to provide leadership development training. both over a two-year period starting in january 2013. the neighborhood and business coordination program was intended to develop and implement a program that connects soma residents, community-based organizations and small businesses located in the neighborhood to create employment opportunities and other connections to achieve neighborhood cohesion. we did receive proposals on this program area, but the committee and staff decided not to reco
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Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
that their intention is to come to the city on a one-time basis but this is only funding source for half a year. and so hypothetically in the year -- the school district would have to pay for an annualized expense ongoing, year after year. so i think that we don't have an answer from the school district about what their intentions are. nor do we have really the answer from the san francisco unified school district about how they prioritize this in light of some of the other budget priorities that they may have. so i think we would benefit from having a continuance, but i do think these are very important questions to ask before we make this decision. so again i want to thank supervisor kim for the continuance. i do think that the cause is a worthy one. i think having credits that kids can catch up on is a good thing to have kids be able to graduate from our school district. but i think it matters about how the school district intends to prioritize this in their own budget. i think it matters about how they intend to continue supporting this in the long run. thank you. >> president chiu: supervisor elsb
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Dec 5, 2012 11:30am PST
as a continuation award. so, in 2009 the city was awarded under the same grant category to encourage arrest policies, and that was awarded to the san francisco district attorney's office. the original applicant at the time was the mayor's office of criminal justice. in the 2012 fiscal award announcement where we have applied to tailor our grant awards specifically to follow the assessment, it was indicated that a law enforcement entity could not be the lead applicant. our communication with the mayor's office and the department of status of women appeared most appropriate for them to be lead applicants. so, you'll see within the materials that the grant award is extending beyond our march date, which was actually when we completed our close out package with the federal government. when we completed our close out, the district attorney's office used our general funds to support the staffing positions that were no longer funded through the grant at that time. we have current requisitions at our business that we utilize to hire new positions in to support those grants. i'm happy to answer any questions
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
berkeley and served our city for 18 years. most recently he covered the beat in my district in north beach where he worked closely with our district residents and community members to ensure public safety in our neighborhoods. among his colleagues, as anyone who interacted with him would know he was known as a very friendly face, voice and protector of our community. i want to recognize officer welsh for his work in protecting our residents and express deep condolences to his family, particularly his children. he will be remember by colleagues and community or his service. i also want to recognize the passing of a friend and a fellow public servant, teresa burke. for the last decade she served as an analyst at the public utilities commission in addition to her work on complicated legislation she was greatly respected by her colleagues for her work advocating consumer interest in securing grant opportunities for new initiatives and serving as the departmental liaison on climate change before her work at the puc. she served as an analyst for the department of public works. i knew teresa not
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00pm PST
about two city blocks bounded by the embarcadaro washington street, clay street and davis street, and it's bisected by drumm street. in 2004 rec-park led a [speaker not understood] for sue bierman park. at that time the community did express interest in including a playground, but there was a ordinance that prohibited structures including play grounds. so, this group, the friends of waterfront playground, they worked with supervisor david chiu's office and supervisor chiu in october of 2011 introduced legislation amending the ordinance to authorize the construction of a playground on portions of the park. this legislation was passed by the board of supervisors in november 2011. so, at that point the friends group engaged rome adi sign, which was the landscape architect that had helped design the master fit plan for the park * and they led a community process to design a new playground for sue bierman park. the proposed playground is approximately 5,500 square feet. it is carefully nestled into the park land. it is designed for children 2 to 12 years of age with a mix of equipment for yo
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 7:30pm PST
of the blended system and the long term ridership and revenue goals of cal train and the city of san francisco. thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> is there any other public comment on this item? >> none that i am aware of. >> all right. seeing none. we do have a motion and a second. >> can we take a roll call on this item. >> director harper? >> aye. >> lloyd? >> aye. >> metcalf. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> that is four ayes and item nine is approved. >> thank you. and we will look off the schedule for a broader discussion on dts and cal train at future board meetings in the next couple of months. item number ten. >> approving the arise participation level of 8.3 percent for years, 2010 to 11 to 12 to 13. and we did get in the informational presentation at our board meeting, i believe in september or october. so, if you could just give an update since then. >> right >> and the director sarah galatty will report on this. >> i thought that i would give a little bit of background since director was not here in september. i have to leave in two minutes any way. >> well the brief update is that
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Dec 2, 2012 10:30pm PST
business, and we need to get engaged -- although this is serious, we need to get engaged as a city to advocate against request ration -- sequestration taking place. my office is closely engaged with the governor, his white house, members of our federal delegation and other mayors from across the country to make sure they are aware of impacts sequestration would have on san francisco. i welcome all of your -- supervisors in making the case to our elected officials in washington, d.c. about the serious impacts this will have on our residents. thank you, supervisors, and i wish you all a wonderful season of giving, of sharing, and of caring for our vulnerable and most needy in our city. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you, mr. mayor. colleagues, why don't we go to our next items. madam clerk, could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 2 through 11 comprise the consent agenda, they're considered routine. if a member requests discussion of a matter it can be considered separately. >> president chiu: would roll call vote on 2 through 11. >> clerk calvillo:
SFGTV
Dec 6, 2012 2:30am PST
and most needy in our city. thank you very much. >> president chiu: thank you, mr. mayor. colleagues, why don't we go to our next items. madam clerk, could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk calvillo: items 2 through 11 comprise the consent agenda, they're considered routine. if a member requests discussion of a matter it can be considered separately. >> president chiu: would roll call vote on 2 through 11. >> clerk calvillo: supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 11 ayes. >> president chiu: those ordinances are passed, resolutions adopted and motions approved. madam clerk, could you call items 12 through 14. >> clerk calvillo: item 12 is a motion affirming certification by the planning commission of the final environmental impact report for the california pacific medical center's long range development plan. item 13 a motion reversing the certification. item 14 is
SFGTV
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
a plaque in honor of jack early as a gift to the city waiving permit fees. >> president chiu: same house, same call, without objection this ordinance is passed on the first read. >> clerk calvillo: item 33, a resolution urging the metropolitan transportation commission to strengthen the privacy policies of personnel information of the clipper card program. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. colleagues, this item we just had a committee hearing on. it wasn't a resolution i wanted to have -- but i want discussion with the mtc and i feel confident that they will be making recommendations to their board about how to make sure that clipper cards will be more private and i feel that we were able to accomplish what we needed to with this resolution. i'm still -- have a vote for it but just wanted to state that i believe we carried out the intention of getting some privacy restriction on these cards. >> president chiu: thank you, supervisor. colleagues, can we take this item same house, same call? without objection, this resolution is adopted. item 34. >> cler
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Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm PST
at the board, after a very important election. and the results that have moved our city forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to t
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Dec 5, 2012 11:30pm PST
recommendations on the future use and city department user needs, technical requirements, timeline of funding. so, would you agree to come back and present to the board on your findings on this work? >> yes. >> okay, great. and the same with the -- would you accept this recommendation by the budget analyst? >> the department of emergency management? * >> yes, supervisors, department of emergency management agrees with those recommendations. we'll be very happy to come back and provide an update. >> thank you so much. you know, i know that this has come back to the budget committee several times at this point. i think it's great that we're updating our radio system that is out of date and, you know, probably is not as efficient as it could be. also doesn't currently comply with fcc standards. i'm glad we're able to do this finally. but i still continue to have a lot of questions. we have three different potential radio systems right now. one is, of course, proposed regional bay web motorola system which is no longer and is now being reviewed by, you know, by first net which is now a different nati
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Dec 8, 2012 3:30am PST
h so we could ask the city to spend a morgs of our tax dollars to enrich our public schools. i know as a policy set asides are a controversial issue and agree they tie hands of legislators and city officials in how to prioritize budgetary dollars but we heard affirmative support from voters saying they of those dollars will go into our public schools, starting at 10 million and going up to 60 million. as a school board member i try to visit all of our schools and i visit schools almost once a week during the school year. and i can't tell you what an incredible impact proposition h has made in our schools. you actually see libraries in elementary schools, that hadn't been open in years, they didn't have librarians to put books in their proper order. you started seeing art classes being brought back to middle schools and sports and pe brought back to high schools that had formerly been cut. we were able to fund more counselors and many other things. i think this fund is incredibly important. but as you know over the last five years the city has also experienceexperienced deficits. bec
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Dec 8, 2012 4:30am PST
service to the small business community to the whole city. and the roster is growing of many different businesses from cynthia huey's feed store, a great vintage clothing store, to park life gallery, to green apple bookstore, one of the last remaining independent bookstores in our whole city, and where you'll find me browsing in the used book section upstairs often, or my daughter in the children's section as well. i know -- isn't here but tremendous leadership from foggy notion with anderson on 6th avenue to kisha studios and many others. i wanted to say in the past few months my office has been working closely with cynthia and jamie alexander from park life as well to reinvigorate the merchants association with long time leaders like jesse fink, but to bring more visitors to clement street as one of the city's destination spots. one of the great examples of events that's coming up with clement time in about 48 hours we're going to be celebrating from 5:00 to 9:00 clement time which brings many new people to the richmond district on clement street but also highlights the great busines
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Dec 9, 2012 12:30pm PST
of church and state? shouldn't the city not -- i think this is san francisco friends from the quakers. i have to say, generally i'm against nonprofits because even though you're a nonprofit, you still compete for buildings and then you throw out tenants. so, i would ask, has san francisco city attorney looked into this, the city's aligning with a religion, should they distance themselves on that grounds? >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, item number 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. do we have a motion? >> so moved. >> we have a motion to send this item forward with recommendation and we can do that without objection. thank you. item 6. >> item number 6, resolution establishing the appropriations limit for fy 2012-2013 pursuant to california constitution article xiii b. >> thank you very much for this item from the controller's office. we have [speaker not understood]. >> thank you, members of the committee. neil levinson, [speaker not understood] from the controller's office. i'll be very brief and happy to answer questions. this
SFGTV
Dec 3, 2012 12:00am PST
%ç legislation will somehow end the spirit that we all love about our city and what is special about our city. but i do think that this is an appropriate measure. and to address the suggestion that somehow this is a more trivial concern i agree with supervisor wiener, we consider thousands of measures every year and some of them deal with very profound circumstances facing our city. others deal with the potholes. and what's happening on the street corner, and what we're hearing from our parents. us to address those issues large and small and again that is why i will be supporting this measure. >> supervisor campos: thank you. supervisor olague. >> supervisor olague: i'm just going to mention that i receive e-mails all the time with people that are upset that there are homeless people in the neighborhood. i probably get more e-mails protesting that than just about anything and i would be the last person to ever legislate banning homeless people from certain parts of the city. so and so i'm still trying to understand what is so unique and so different about what's happened that we need this now
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Dec 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
for the city to consider especially knowing that we have other impacts that may flow down for us. so i will be -- if i could take the amendment in two parts, one to reduce the level of funding from the 2.upon million to the 2.205 and separate out the funding source instead of it coming from the state revenue loss, coming from the rainy day. >> supervisor chu asked to divide the question on the amendment. we will take those two at the appropriate time. further discussion on the amendments. supervisor cohen. >> supervisor cohen: thank you very much, mr. president. good afternoon, everyone. many of us have spent a significant amount of time speaking with the young people that have come to lobby with us, parents, and the school district about this particular issue. what's very clear to most of us, certainly to me, is that we have a significant and alarming issue that we have to deal with. almost 200 students in our city are not on track to graduate from high school -- excuse me, 2,000. 2,000 students, a large number of them, largely coming from district 10, the bayview, visit visitacion va
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Dec 4, 2012 3:30pm PST
education money. let me ask our controller and deputy city attorney, any issues with moving forward in that way? >> john givenner, deputy city attorney. it sounds like supervisor wiener is asking to dup cate the file so there are two separate ordinances, one with -- one with -- one source of funds and one with another source of p&,ñ correct. >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has asked to duplicate the file. one of the amendments would include the rainy day reserve in the place of the state revenue loss reserve and the other would be as supervisor kim has suggested. is that correct? >> supervisor wiener: no. the the motion would be to duplicate the file and then to eliminate the state reserve money from one version of the file, and to remove the peef money from the other version of the file and nothing with respect to the rainy day fund. just voting then on two separate sources. does that make sense? >> president chiu: supervisor wiener has -- >> can i ask a point of clarification. i thought supervisor wiener was suggesting that we divide the question? >> president chiu: i think
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Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm PST
it is technically illegal to be naked in city center plaza which is a park. in addition this legislation has no application at all to beaches, or of course to private property. the castro and san francisco in general is a place of freedom, expression and acceptance. but freedom expression and acceptance doesn't mean anything goes under any circumstance, itw doesn't mean that we have no standards whatsoever of behavior. freedom, expression and acceptance don't mean that people can do whatever pops into their heads, no matter what the impacts on others or on the neighborhood. as a result, i introduce legislation to extend a narrower version of our existing nudity plazas, parklets and public transportation. to acknowledge that our public spaces are for everyone, and that, as a result, it's appropriate to have some minimal standards of behavior so that everyone can enjoy these spaces. this legislation and the issue generally has generated significant and intense debate community, and in the city as a whole. i don't pretend that there's unanimity around this legislation. there are strong views, l
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Dec 4, 2012 10:30pm PST
-to-day challenges of a city, and of neighborhoods. and some of those are monumental and some of thosegqjatç are very mundane. and as a district supervisor, you can only imagine if i, or any of us were saying i'm having trouble getting this pothole filled in front of my house, can you please help me. and if you responded and said well let's see, if i have to fix muni and get all the help for all the mentally ill people in our city and close the achievement gap and help all the small businesses that are struggling in this city, do all of those things, and then when i'm done, i'll get to your pothole to be filled. i have a feeling your constituent probably wouldn't respond very positively to that. the fact is that we deal with a whole gamut of issues at this board,>(( úñ large to small, and the large are not to the exclusion of the small. the fact is that this is a real issue. and i think, colleagues, you'll know that you can love or hate the legislation i proposed, but i work on a lot of different issues, large and small,k$%($$ao all of you. i want to respond to supervisor campos' suggestions this i
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Dec 5, 2012 6:30am PST
, there are a number of additional concerns that we have. how do we -- the city, maintain a committee of able and committed members? as it stands the committee is all volunteer. the workload as of now are far too labor intensive to be sustained by a volunteer board. so as you just suggested perhaps staggering terms would be an excellent idea. but this is just one issue. the officers have collectively identified a number of issues and large-scale questions, but i believe we're at a point that some changes need to be made. first the committee need goes through some major changes such as do the standards of care continue to make sense at this time? they did at one time. but it might not make sense anymore and how can we as a committee without teeth enforce standards of care? how can we expect shelters to meet standards of care when they are unfunded? and what is a just penalty for non-compliance? certainly it doesn't make sense to fine somebody for not having enough money. so my purpose again is not to [pr-erpbt/] present frustration, but suggest a change and the committee will need the suppo
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Dec 7, 2012 1:00am PST
language, or english as their second language. i believe that, as a city and as a member of the board of supervisors, we need to give this population of students additional courses, and an opportunity to invest in enrichment programs that can help some of the students succeed in school, if not all of them. additionally in reviewing our end of the year budget, and revenue projections, it's clear that our city is in much better financial position than we were a few years ago. and i believe that with the reduction in the supplemental that it's reasonable and within our means to support this request. thank you, supervisor kim, for your leadership on this matter. i would also like to stress to the school district leadership that's here that while i know you have -- that while i know that you have had to... contend with significant budget cuts just want you to know that we are supportive of you and watching and paying attention how you will account for these needs and costs for the budget process in the upcoming year. i will be supporting this item but not the use of rainy day fund to suppo
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Dec 7, 2012 1:30am PST
forward, because it is clearly a priority for the district and for the city, and, ñ the same time, be fiscally responsible. and so our preference is to move forward with the supplemental that would use rainy day and peef baseline funds. and not use any of the state supplemental reserve. none of the options we're talking about includes the rainy day. so would the mayor support or not support any of the three options that we are talking about right now, through the >> supervisor, jason elliott mayor's office, through the chair to supervisor campos. this has been an issue that's been debated and talked about for several weeks now. as the proposal involves fund sources of both and the conversation that budget director howard and deputy superintendent me young lee has been centered around using the rainy day reserve funds which are available, and on using a peef balance which has grown a bit in recent days. so combining those two sources, the rainy day money and peef money does actually total up to the amount requested. so your question to us, as i understand it, is what is the mayor's
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Dec 4, 2012 2:00pm PST
city where we want people out of their cars. not only do we need to shore up what we have we need to expand service significantly. now, funding is not muni's only challenge. we need continued work reform, salary efficiencies, implementation of the transit effectiveness project, and mta is moving in a good direction in those areas. but muni's chronic severe underfunding is a key part of muni's challenges. we're at a crossroads in san francisco in terms of investing in our system, and to be frank, we're not meeting that challenge. and what i seen is that when it comes to any funding place, muni loses. it is not high on city hall's priority list for funding. and hundreds of thousands of people who rely on muni every day lose as a result. we see this in various ways, for example the free muni for youth debate is one example. the school district reduced its own transportation program and the city decided to make up for that cut by providing free transit. and where did that money come from? it came directly out of muni, not from another source, not from the general fund, it maim from mu
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Dec 2, 2012 10:00pm PST
i prefer that to be the case. but certainly a lot of transit projects and other cities have had problems with vent structures and people, and we have done our best to provide some preliminary designs which we think will get rid of those concerns. >> those are good examples. i was just curious, thank you. >> director metcalf? >> i am really glad that we are talking about the extension of the cal train i am hope thating we spend more time as a board on this. i have no concerns whatsoever about ecom or the price. i am concerned about the scope of what is in this and what i know from talking to other people in the community is that the various partners that will be necessary to connect cal train to the transbay terminal do not agree about the alignment. the san francisco mayor's office and i am the mayor's appointee to this board does not agree with this alignment. i don't believe that the san francisco county transportation authority does. getting agreement between the various parties in addition to the high speed rail authority and cal train is the task ahead for us. the, i believ
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Dec 3, 2012 1:00am PST
decision on fund. after being started in the city of porto al egg gray in brazil the process has beenx$jpm adopy 1500 cities and municipalities worldwide including by several municipal awards in chicago and new york. today i'm launching a participatory budgeting pilot program to give residents the power to decide how to use this discretionary funding. my office will be partnering with the controller's office, and the right to the city alliance to implement a four month process to engage residents, neighborhood groups and other community stakeholders in dialogue and to vote on proposed projects. i'm interested in bringing participatory budgeting to san francisco because increased civic participation will help make our city -- allow our city to make better investments in our neighborhoods and empower residents to get involved in our democratic process. colleagues if you haven't get figured out how to spend your discretionary funds i invite you to join us. i look forward to working with our partners and the public to create a vibrant and effective budgeting process. the last item i want
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Dec 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes paid by businesses in the city. it's also important to note for every $100 spent locally owned independent businesses generate $68 iní%( z5 local economic act, and that compares to only $43 by the national chains or chain stores. joining the small business commission, office of small business, and our local partners, women impacting public policy, the san francisco chamber of commerce and sf travel, i wanted to urge everyone to shop locally during this holiday season. and we wish everyone a great and your holiday with your family friends and loved ones. i also wanted to invite people out on thursday, december 6, that's thursday, december 6, in the evening for our annual clementine, join the merchants from the green apple bookstore to park lifee÷jc- gallery and fy notions small businesses like foggy notion as we celebrate the holidays with our great clement street businesses. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: first of all i'd like to adjourn today's meeting in recognition of the pass
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Dec 5, 2012 5:30am PST
that affected by day-to-day living. and outreach organizer at central city collaborative, i have the opportunity and if they had known before they would have made a different choice. this legislation will help prospective tenants by knowing the two-year history of the unit. i thank supervisors kim and campos for introducing this legislation and i wanted to take this opportunity to ask everyone who worked and support this legislation to please stand up and be recognized. thank you. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. reed >> hello. my name is mr. barros and live in an sro and we had an outbreak in the building. no new movie-ins basically their rooms were infested and the management actually moved the people knowing that it was infested. the two prior tenants basically left because of that situation. as for myself i had sleepness night because of this. i'm on administrative leave without pay right now from my job, due to the fact that i had bed bugs and i got treatment basically i'm waiting for the final inspection from the health inspector. so that is not until november 1st. so all together this is
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
of the city. so and so i'm still trying to understand what is so unique and so different about what's happened that we need this now, even though for all these decades that has not been the case. and the second point is i want to be very clear. i don't know that anyone is saying taking care of the little things that happen in a neighborhood are not important. those things are what make the life of a neighborhood work. the pothole is as important as any piece of legislation because it is critical to the daily life of that individual. but what we are saying is that if i have a pothole in my neighborhood, i am not going to come to the board of supervisors, and pass citywide legislation to address it. the question is whether or not this legislation, this citywide ban, is the best way to deal with this serious situation. some of us question whether or not it is. and so that's the difference. but to say that somehow that means that we don't care about the nuts and bolts of what happens in a neighborhood, that is not the case. it's simply how you address it. >> president chiu: colleagues, any further
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Dec 7, 2012 12:00am PST
incorporating all the input that comes into the city that people in the psac, we should be doing our own individual -- we do that when we submit a report to the board of supervisors but we can spend time actually pulling things together, looking at the data which may or may not come from the organizations in the city, and pull that together and make recommendations on a continual basis to the board of supervisors and meet goals that we want to meet with regard to pedestrian safety in the future. also i have a feeling that -- and again, i walk a lot and i'm always observing things -- that we really have to develop a comity between cars, bicycles and pedestrians. we can't isolate one from the other, we have to incorporate all in the mix and i think if we do that, it's not an easy task but if we concentrate on reaching that kind of a goal i think we can make pedestrian safety really an outstanding feature of life in san francisco. thank you. >> okay, thank you so much for being here again today and also we really appreciate your patience, mr. bloomberg, i know you have been very ac
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Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
should say and understand how important they are to our economy and to our city. but at the same time, the very at the lot at the transbay terminal for example really have an impact on our system. and without some way to have them pay their fair share, there is no way that we're going to be able to accommodate the growth in our city, and accommodating more folks on transit. living out in supervisor elsbernd's district, riding the n, we still see buses that are -- annex, for example, is at capacity. supervisor chiu chu, i know you get regular switchbacks, missed runs, overcrowded buses, all these things happen when we underfund our system. we certainly hope that you recognize the great work that has happened here that's before you, that we can take advantage of the opportunity and recognize that we have to do way more with a whole lot less, streams from the federal government and the state government have dried up or are drying up. opportunities like this, creative, innovative ways to find funding and support our system that so desperately needs it are going to be few and far between.
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Dec 6, 2012 2:00am PST
direct me to investigate other jurisdictional cities. los angeles, san diego, new york to look at how they are provided budget analyst services. so, i think it's from the comfort of actually having a contract that you could then further direct me to provide that information to the committee. >> okay. and if we were to go forward with an rfp and eventually that rfp would have to come back for approval, could we have it be flexible such that if there was a decision by this body at a later time to actually do a contract, any type of proposal we would be flexible enough to make sure that contract is not existing at the same time as we bring in folks? >> yes, supervisor chu. there is currently in the contract the ability to cease contracting with the joint venture at the board's convenience. we would, of course, have something in the new contract once approved for that same convenience for the board should they choose to go in that direction. and, of course, we would dovetail service -- we would allow for the dovetailing of services to occur if the board chose to bring the house. >> okay.
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Dec 8, 2012 4:00am PST
's hard to imagine why an 800,000 ask is that much from the city, to go towards the program that's really going to help our juniors and sophomores graduate on time. of course the budget is always a choice. we're always making choices. and when we choose to fund this, we may not be able to fund another thing. i get that. and we're making a decision now when there might be other asks in the future. for me the answer is simple. i will always choose schools. they are one of my top priorities. even when you look at our prison system for example, just in san francisco county jail alone 75% of inmates didn't graduate from high school. like what can we do to prevent that number from increasing. it's to graduate our kids from high school. this 800,000 is not a lot. it's modest for what we're trying to do. it will help enrichment programs to keep our kids in school. and the other thing i'll say is in regards to our school district, over the last few years, for the first time in over a decade, the school district has actually been reversing the widening achievement gap. and i forget what year it sta
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Dec 3, 2012 1:30am PST
hopefully that's clear to our city attorney. supervisor olague. >> supervisor olague: basically, i think what's important is that the reporting and the analysis capture 120 to 150. originally, the reporting was only going to go up to 120 because that is kind of the standard -- the bar that's set i then, you know, there was an amendment proposed to increase it to 150, which i don't think there was any disputing that any debate. i think yeah, we agreed, it should be included in there. but there still seemed to be some -- i don't know if disagreement is the right word. there seems to be some semantics going on here around, you know, is it upper moderate income housing, which is what my understanding was, that mayor's office on housing tends to refer and then you have planning that sort of has a different way of -- a different language that they use. rather than getting caught up in that semantics debate i just ja4ted to make sure that the intent of the amendment was captured which is to include 120 to 150, which wasn't originally this reporting. and then hopefully there will be a time when
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Dec 7, 2012 12:30am PST
, for my justification as to why i think we need to do this, i do not ask the city attorney to prepare the written language because frankly untangling it would have led toé a -- manner and the intent here is to offer an amendment that would replace the proposed language back with our current language so that all nonprofits will remain exempt from this tidf fee. that is my motion. >> president chiu: supervisor elsbernd has made the motion as he's described. is there a second to that motion? seconded by supervisor avalos. campos. >> supervisor campos: thank you very much. i want to begin by thanking supervisor wiener and the mta for taking on this issue. i agree that this is something that has to be looked at, and i don't know that i have any disagreement with the general principles and concept that has been laid out. you know, we wantqqjyv everyoneo have -- take some responsibility for the impact that they have and their projects have on transit. the issue for me is not so much the substance of what's before us. i may very well agree with what we have before us. but the question is wha
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00pm PST
the traffic counts for other projects for the city planning and they have done, hazardous material inspection and they have down archaeological and historical building works all for us. and so it is a very good team that acom has put together and no need for a learning cycle and they actually propose a schedule of 14 months which was less than what we would advertise. so we look forward with all of this experience that they have and some of the individuals on it worked for other companies and another company which did in fact some of the high speed rail. so really, you can go in and you have one proposal. we got the best one, and i would have wanted in the first place and so i have no hesitation in recommending the board of directors to authorize this contract for a two-year period just in case we get into many questions, which sometimes happens in environmental work. >> thank you, any questions from board members? >> yes? >> director harper? >> i probably showing my ignorance here lack of not being here for a while. but there is a lot of construction work, i understand that. but i can't thi
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Dec 5, 2012 10:00am PST
full design, and i appreciate actually seeing it from multiple perspectives from the city lines. thank you. >> okay. >> we will go ahead and move into your next system. >> item 8 is approving an amendment authorizing to award a subcore contract in an aamount not-to-exceed $9 million over four years. personnel and material services increasing authorized costs by 9 million 250,000 and increasing the authorized construction services,. >> directors, dikes will report on this item. >> good morning, directors. brian dikes, principle engineer. this trade package is to provide four personnel and material lift hoists one for each section or zone of the construction, so that you always have a quick safeway to get people out if they are hurt and equally that it is all to supply the materials provided for all shifts and all shifts not just eight hours a day. and one of those will be a certified mechanic as well and so any instant repairs can be done. they will conduct all maintenance and inspections on a regular basis. including certifications and dismantle all of the equipment at the end.
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Dec 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
gate avenue. and if there's enough complaints, the fbi will look into city government skimming and scamming and kickbacks and crone i capitalism. and they will do something about it. * crony. and to the heads of departments themselves who think that they are beyond prosecution, i want to remind them of governor blagojevich in illinois who thought he was above the law. chris dolan is on market street right nearby. he's ready to take cases of staffers who find corruption from department heads and he's ready to defend them. thank you. >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item number 9? seeing none, public comment is closed. do we have a motion to send this item forward with recommendation? >> so moved. >> we have a motion for that and we have a second. we'll do that without objection. thank you. and then on item number 1 through 8, do i have a motion to rescind the votes on these item? >> motion to rescind? >> can we have a motion to rescind the [speaker not understood]? we'll do that without objection. we heard these items without public
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